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Title: Cooperative Group Problem Solving
Url: http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/Research/CGPS/CGPSintro.htm
Publisher: University of Minnesota
Description: Students in introductory physics courses typically begin to solve a problem by plunging into the algebraic and numerical solution -- they search for and manipulate equations, plugging numbers into the equations until they find a combination that yields an answer (e.g. the plug-and-chug strategy). They seldom use their conceptual knowledge of physics to qualitatively analyze the problem situation, nor do they systematically plan a solution before they begin numerical and algebraic manipulations of equations. When they arrive at an answer, they are usually satisfied -- they rarely check to see if the answer makes sense. To help students integrate the conceptual and procedural aspects of problem solving so they could become better problem solvers, we introduced a structured, five-step problem solving strategy.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research -- General works
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research -- Outlines, syllabi
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Key Concept: Physics
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-05-22 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2009-05-20 10:49:38 (W3C-DTF)
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